When helping children to read is a laughing matter

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TJ-Shiyanbola-6228216SMALLJokes Down Town fundraiser on May 2 for reading-support charity ABC to Read.

Some of the proceeds from this year’s Jokes Down Town event will be going to children’s literacy charity ABC to Read.

The Friday, May 2, event at Sub89 in Friar Street will showcase the best unsigned singers, dancers, comedians and urban poets from Berkshire and supports the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.

Jokes Down Town: Pleased to have a major sponsor on board

This year, organiser TJ Shiyanbola, aka rapper 4Fingaz, wanted to support a local charity as well.

He said: “One in eight children will leave primary school unable to read to the required standard. If a child requires comprehensive and long term support with their reading, they are left to struggle as there are limited resources to support them. That’s why ABC to Read is much needed.”

The charity is on the lookout, both for schools where pupils need help, and new volunteers.

Email abctoread@btconnect.com.

For more on Jokes Down Town or to become a sponsor of the event email TJ Shiyanbola at fingaz2008@hotmail.co.uk.